Sylvia Albrecht

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameSylvia•Albrecht (-Heckendorf)
Used nameSylvia•Albrecht
Born28 October 1962 in Ost-Berlin (East Berlin), Berlin (GER)
Measurements165 cm / 57 kg
AffiliationsSC Dynamo Berlin, Ost-Berlin (GER)
NOC East Germany


Sylvia Albrecht had a brief career, coming to prominence at age 16 in 1979. That year, she won East German titles in the sprint, 500 m, 1000 m and 1500 m. Internationally, she did well with a fourth place in the World Sprint Championships, placing second in the first 500 m. With the same result in the 500 m, she also came in 10th at the World Allround Championships. The following year, Albrecht did not do nearly as well, placing well outside the medals in the national championships. But Albrecht managed to qualify for the Olympics, although not in her best distance (the 500 m). In the 1000 m, Albrecht brought home the bronze medal, just ahead of compatriot Karin Enke. It was to be Albrecht’s last major event - she retired to get married later that year. Later, Albrecht worked in a kindergarten.

Personal Bests: 500 – 41.2 (1979); 1000 – 1:23.6 (1979); 1500 – 2:11.17 (1979); 3000 – 4:41.12 (1979).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1980 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) GDR Sylvia Albrecht
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 9
3,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 14